Saturday, October 31, 2009

October spending

Misc Income: $156.65 (Mystery shop and survey income.)

General savings $495 (electrolysis, the future fund, the sunny beach vacation fund, etc)
Retirement $147.70 pre tax (company matches that)

Cell phone $77.70
Clothes $159.01 (holy cow!)
Entertainment $65.71 (this includes movie tickets from Costco—we saw Where the Wild Things Are—as well as some books and taking an out-of-town friend out to eat)
Food—dining out $187.34
Food—groceries $151.74
Gifts $21.78
Household $32.17
Internet $16.48
Laundry $10.00
Mystery shop expenses $62.84 (the last shop…a dinner shop)
Personal $10.87
Rent $687.50
Utilities $34.06

Total spending: $1,517.20

I need to rein in the clothes spending! Although I do really love my new boots.

Net Worth IQ is also updated (see sidebar). My retirement accounts did not keep their $1,000/month gain I’ve been enjoying lately, but I guess yesterday’s Dow drop contributed to that. I want to set up some sidebars for my savings accounts, but I'm not entirely sure how to do that. Any suggestions?


  1. You and me both! (re: clothes shopping)

    I'm embarrassed. I spent around $400!!

    naughty naughty...

  2. Are you just looking for the html?

  3. Yeah, basically--I've tried a few different ones but they seem to work better on Wordpress than Blogger, and my knowledge of html has fallen too much for me to make them from scratch.

    Do you have suggestions?

  4. Yep, I'll email you the HTML I used to use for Blogger.


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